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City of Vaughan won't say why it refunded $11M earmarked for parks to developer (Thu, 29 Sep 2022)
Vaughan development-City Hall The City of Vaughan is refusing to say why it quietly refunded more than $11 million to a developer despite having fought in court to keep the money for taxpayers and public parks. 
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Close race for council seat as suburban Willowdale grapples with urban problems (Thu, 29 Sep 2022)
Markus O'Brien Fehr The race for a city council seat in north Toronto could be one of the most competitive in this fall’s municipal election. Two candidates who at one time both had endorsements from the retiring incumbent are squaring off against each other in bid to represent Ward 18, Willowdale. 
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Blue Jays fan Frankie Lasagna just misses catching Aaron Judge's 61st home run ball (Thu, 29 Sep 2022)
BBA Yankees Blue Jays 20220928 A Toronto restaurant owner came agonizingly close to catching Aaron Judge's historic 61st home run ball Wednesday after Judge went deep in the seventh inning.
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Ontario plans to extend life of Pickering nuclear plant, eyes refurbishment (Thu, 29 Sep 2022)
Pickering Nuclear Station 20110316 Energy Minister Todd Smith says he has asked Ontario Power Generation to keep the plant going until September 2026.
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What you need to know about the bivalent booster shots (Thu, 29 Sep 2022)
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster The new bivalent booster will be available for all adults across the country by the end of this month. Have some questions? Check out our FAQ for what you need to know.
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Protests in Iran aren't about the hijab. They're about policing women's bodies (Thu, 29 Sep 2022)
IRAN PROTEST SFU STUDENTS Whether it's Iranian women chanting for their freedom not to wear the hijab or women here fighting for control over their reproductive systems, the demands ultimately echo one sentiment: that a woman has the right to control her own body.
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Yankees' Judge hits 61st home run, ties Maris' American League record in win over Blue Jays (Wed, 28 Sep 2022)
BLUE JAYS YANKEES JUDGE 61 Aaron Judge tied Roger Maris' American League record of 61 home runs in a season, going deep for the New York Yankees against the Blue Jays on Wednesday night in Toronto.
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Mississauga-based real estate company donates $75M to improve health care in Scarborough (Wed, 28 Sep 2022)
Blair Wolk - Orlando Corporation A Mississauga-based real estate company has donated $75 million to the Scarborough Health Network and the University of Toronto to improve health care in the eastern Greater Toronto Area, officials said on Wednesday.
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More than 90% of Ontario's LTC homes now meet air conditioning standards, but some lagging (Wed, 28 Sep 2022)
Shutterstock - Large file More than 90 per cent of Ontario's long-term care homes are now providing air conditioning in all resident rooms — an update that comes now that temperatures across the province are dropping. 
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Why the Blue Jays could clinch a playoff spot today without lacing up their cleats (Wed, 28 Sep 2022)
Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics After narrowly missing out on the postseason in 2021, the Toronto Blue Jays are on the cusp of punching their ticket to the playoffs in a newly expanded wildcard field. The team could clinch a spot Thursday if the Baltimore Orioles lose to the Boston Red Sox.
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Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Toronto is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to 8.1 million residents and has approximately 25% of Canada's population.  The Toronto metropolitan census area had a population of 5,113,149, and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census.

 

As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial centres in the world. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism and sports industries.The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world's seventh largest, is headquartered in the city, along with most of Canada's corporations. They also have an NHL hockey team, called the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international, reflecting its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49% of the population were born outside of Canada.  Because of the city's low crime rates, clean environment, high standard of living, and friendly attitude to diversity, Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.  In addition, Toronto was ranked as the most expensive Canadian city in which to live in 2006.

  Residents of the city are called Torontonians.

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